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Two Military Contracts Awarded to Discovery Semiconductors


Abhay Joshi, President of Discovery Semiconductors, recently announced the receipt of two contracts to develop systems based on their ultra wideband PIN photodiodes and receivers.

A $65,000 award from the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) covers the development of a 100 Ghz photodetector/amplifier. This will be followed by the design and simulation of a new class of 100 GHz RF emitter and receiver modules based on a millimeter wave optoelectronic OEIC integrated circuit. Among the areas where these devices will find application will be in free space RF data links.

The second award, a $736,000 contract from the US Army, will target the development of multilevel photonic modules. These modules will consist of a monolithic PIN photodetector/power amplifier (OEIC), providing 44 GHz bandwidth and a power output of 100 mW. The successful achievement of these target specifications will allow phased array antenna designers to reduce the payload of communications satellites by 100 pounds, saving 1.5 to 3 million dollars, per satellite.


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